Coding5k Challenge

Prepare Your Student for the Future

The San José Public Library is proud to lead Mayor Sam Liccardo’s city-wide initiative, the Coding5K Challenge which is designed to further enhance access to FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs for students in grades, K-12.

With the help from tech companies, partners and expert volunteers, our local students will have access to technology and coding programs that will better prepare them for the 21st century workforce in Silicon Valley.

In this technological age, coding is a part of everything around us, so having this knowledge will be important regardless of the career path a child chooses to take.

Online Coding Courses For All Ages

Take advantage of online resources for learning coding, such as and Treehouse.

Lead a Coding Program

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Have a passion for technology? Become a coding instructor and share your skills and talents.

Support the Future of Students

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Your contributions will strengthen San José Public Library's coding programs.

Coding5K Donors

We’re grateful for the financial support provided by many of Silicon Valley’s corporations and foundations who recognize the important role libraries play in providing access to free coding programs to better prepare our youth for a prosperous future.


  • Logo: KLA Foundation
  • Logo: Alaska Airlines
  • Logo: Brigade
  • Logo: Deloitte

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Programming With Python

  Apr 23 2019 - 4:30pm
  West Valley Branch Library
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Learn to Code: Python Coding Class For Kids And...

  Apr 24 2019 - 4:00pm
  Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
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Minecraft Hour Of Code

  Apr 25 2019 - 3:30pm
  Bascom Branch Library
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Python For Teens In Grades 6-12

  Apr 25 2019 - 4:00pm
  Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library
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Girls Who Code Club

  Apr 25 2019 - 5:30pm
  Calabazas Branch Library
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Girls Who Code

  Apr 26 2019 - 4:00pm
  West Valley Branch Library
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Java Programming With Kidz Kode

  Apr 26 2019 - 4:30pm
  Calabazas Branch Library
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Girls Who Code

  Apr 26 2019 - 4:45pm
  East San José Carnegie Branch Library
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Python Programming Workshop

  Apr 27 2019 - 10:15am
  Berryessa Branch Library
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Coding with Scratch: Storytelling

  Apr 27 2019 - 10:15am
  Village Square Branch Library
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Introduction To Coding

  Apr 27 2019 - 11:00am
  Joyce Ellington Branch Library
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Coding 5K Challenge: JAVA (12-16 year olds) 7...

  Apr 27 2019 - 11:00am
  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Coding Camp at Joyce Ellington

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